Tony Blair

The real Rupert Murdoch, by Kelvin MacKenzie

1 August 2020 9:00 am

The BBC documentary on Rupert Murdoch is pure one-sided bile, says Kelvin MacKenzie

The delicate balance between God and Caesar in modern Britain

16 May 2020 9:00 am

At a well-reported political meeting at London’s Queen’s Hall during the first world war the preacher and suffragette Maude Royden…

Where did it all go wrong for Tony Blair’s protege in Guinea?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

How Blair’s protégé became another African strongman

Ben Schott: I’m Tony Blair’s brother (according to Google)

11 January 2020 9:00 am

The globe (Golden and otherwise) has rightly fallen h-o-h for Olivia Colman who, before The Crown, The Favourite and Peep Show,…

Twelve things we’ve learned from the 2019 election

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Britain’s parliamentary democracy is easily mocked: the medievalisms, the men in tights, the ayes to the right. But it has…

How Boris can make the extra cash for the NHS really count

10 August 2019 9:00 am

It would be daft for someone to offer you £1.8 billion and you turn it down. That sort of money…

The people vs Brexit: a very elite insurgency

1 September 2018 9:00 am

The very best impressionists do not simply mimic the mannerisms, speech patterns and facial expressions of their targets — they…

Welcome to the age of media feeding frenzies

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Tony Blair once remarked, during one of the periodic feeding frenzies that engulf British politics, that public life was becoming…

Is Macron’s vanity presidency already falling apart?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

The French president’s embarrassing attempts to reinvent himself as the new Tony Blair are not working

Arms and the man

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Meeting men used to be so easy. I don’t mean that in a Grindr sort of way. I just mean…

Brexit, George Osborne, and the art of post-factual politics

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The Chancellor and PM are using every dirty trick in the Blairite book to win a Remain vote

Might Eurovision determine the outcome of the EU referendum?

14 May 2016 9:00 am

You might not think that the Eurovision Song Contest (screened live from Stockholm tonight) could have any connection with how…

Martin Neely as Jeremy Corbyn and Natasha Lewis as Diane Abbott

The time when Putin seduced Corbyn in an East Berlin nightclub

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Corbyn the Musical feels like it comes from the heart. Did the writers live through the 1970s when the hard-left…

I was a politician’s daughter, so I’m backing young Caroline Cruz

16 April 2016 9:00 am

I was one – and that’s why I’m backing Caroline Cruz all the way

Could a pot of yoghurt defeat David Cameron?

26 March 2016 9:00 am

I do not know if it has officially been measured, but my guess is that Christine Shawcroft, a member of…

Jeremy Corbyn: authenticity in spades

What’s next for Comrade Corbyn?

20 February 2016 9:00 am

‘Ah, Jeremy,’ remarked Tony Blair at a smart dinner party in Islington not long before he became prime minister, ‘he…

On Europe, Iraq and Syria why can’t our politicians just tell the truth?

9 January 2016 9:00 am

It has been over a month since Parliament voted to bomb Isis in Syria, yet in that time there have…

Labour’s failure and Lady Colin Campbell’s popularity point to one thing: the politics of envy has failed

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Last week I put £25 on Lady C to win I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here. At 25/1,…

Portrait of the week

29 October 2015 9:00 am

Home After it was twice defeated in the Lords on its plans to reduce working tax credits, the government announced…

Frost was an effective interviewer because he was never combative — hence the famous admission of failure that he extracted from Nixon in 1974 (above) and from Blair in 2003

David Frost’s tablet in Poet’s Corner should have read: ‘To the Unknown Television Presenter’

29 October 2015 9:00 am

On 13 March 2014 a congregation of 2,000 people, including many of the great and the good, gathered in Westminster…

Warm and cuddly? (Photo: Getty)

Piers Morgan’s diary: What I have in common with Jeremy Corbyn – and Katie Hopkins

3 October 2015 9:00 am

Party conference season is the most pointless waste of money, time and liver quality ever devised. I attended these sweaty,…

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron (Photo: Getty)

What Jeremy Corbyn, like David Cameron, understands about the cold, dark heart of the British public

3 October 2015 9:00 am

There’s a hard, hard mood out there among the public and I don’t think our newspapers get it at all.…

How God could save Jeremy Corbyn

26 September 2015 8:00 am

If Labour’s atheist leader could show he was at peace with religion, it would go a long way to making his job more secure

‘Perhaps we needed to tip the whole thing over’: Jon Cruddas on Jeremy Corbyn's Labour

19 September 2015 8:00 am

Jon Cruddas is still looking for ways to renew his party.They’re unlikely to please his new leader

On drone strikes, David Cameron is repeating Tony Blair’s big mistake

12 September 2015 9:00 am

Not even Jeremy Corbyn lamented the death of Reyaad Khan, who was killed by an RAF drone in Syria after…